M.J. Evans is excited about the critical acclaim her new four-book series is already receiving. The first of the series, The Stone of Mercy-Book 1 of the Centaur Chronicles, was released in October , 2016, and has already garnered several awards including first place in young adult fiction from the 2017 Feathered Quill Awards and the Five Star award from Reader's Choice. The second book of the series, The Stone of Courage, will be released on April 15, 2017. She is busy at work on the third book of the series, The Stone of Integrity.
Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is conquering that fear for the sake of doing what is right. The Stone of Courage is the second tale in the Award-winning Centaur Chronicles series. This book continues the compelling adventure that began with The Stone of Mercy as Carling attempts to gain another stone for the Silver Breastplate on her way to becoming the rightful ruler of Crystonia. In The Stone of Courage, Carling faces her fears in the form of a Tommy Knocker, Ogres and the evil Heilodius Centaurs, all of whom attempt to prevent her from fulfilling her destiny to become the Queen of the land.
C.M. Huddleston's Review of The Stone of Mercy and The Stone of Courage:
The Stone of Mercy:
Generally, I don’t like fantasy, but "A Stone of Mercy" turned out to be a fun, light read with a delightful story and engaging characters. I believe middle-grade students will thoroughly enjoy reading this series, and even I can’t wait to start the second one. One surprising bonus is the lead character who is female, lovely, and strong. She has a character to inspire each and every girl and is not a princess, but might one day be a queen. This book might even make me like fantasy stories!
The Stone of Courage:
M.J. Evans gifted me a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review. How could I refuse after reading the first in the series, "The Stone of Mercy"? I believe the best part of these books is the immensely creative characters M.J. has written. Next would be the action! There are no slow parts to drag you down, just one adventure after another for Carling and her friends. Settle in and read a diverting, lively, story. When you turn the last page, you’ll be anxious for the sequel.
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